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that doesn't happen to my remains because they avoid driving on it. it is only people coming from another neighborhood through to the highway. i want to point out that this really is the neighborhood. [chime] >> reading nam[reading names] >> i commute daily. of the dangerous part was going down the cesar chavez corridor. as i was sitting at the light, i had to just wonder what was
going to happen that day. i would gladly add a minute or two to ensure safety. >> next speaker, please. >> i am a long-term resident in the cesar chavez corridor. it stand to improve the health, safety, and welfare of a number of people. i think the city of san francisco can accommodate that. it is a city street that should
serve the people of san francisco safety -- safely and sustainably. >> i of the building -- own a building on chavez street. it is kind of like the old san francisco. there are 500 individual users. if i had more than 24 hours' notice, half of them would be in this room right now. it is impossible to get across the street. if you see an old lady terrified to open the door on the traffic side, it is a dangerous place.
there are accidents that don't even get reported. we have all got our cars swiped. you can see people put the right wheel of on the curb to get out of the freeway. it is crazy. i think this project is a really great project. i think the only person against this project is on hill street hougt. the point is, to eliminate traffic. it makes sense to me. i went to one of these things a
month ago. everybody else was for it. if we had more time, he could -- we could squash it. it's a super good idea. [chime] >> hello, from the san francisco-based gold coalition. to respond to you here, we're happy that this is the final step for approval of a really great project. we have been watching the department of public works, her watching the -- watching the mta. you have saved the for pedestrians, safety for by
creditors. it will improve the livability of people that live in this area. the lands are a great way to connect people. out in the department of public works, there is a really great shelter that is for all of the employees there. the people that work for the city and county of san francisco can now bike to work. once the project is complete, they will be able to be the great work that they do every day. they don't have to worry about speeding traffic. how this is first and foremost about safety. thank you for all of your work
on this. >> [reading names] the were last to turn in a speaker card. >> i am a resident of liberty hill and also a cyclist. i live ten blocks away and avoid it. i look forward to the proposed improvements. it was in a sad state of decline for many decades. cesar chavez street links all three of these neighborhoods. it connects the dots, basically.
furthermore, by planes have been shown to curb traffic. -- bike lanes have been shown to curb traffic. it will increase property value. i like to add that 26 the street is not in need like cesar chavez is. >> [reading names] >> i am not here to criticize the project or to criticize the benefits to pedestrians. i am here to make you aware of a couple of issues. i don't hear mitigation measures for them. if you look at b, and they want
to eliminate the commute lanes. and they want to drop from two lanes to one lane. i have concerns about how that is being handled. people want to say screw you to the people that live in the western mission district. the people that make enough money, they go to their jobs in south san francisco. and all of those people live in the area. until there are better commute opportunities for them, they use their vehicles. i am concerned of the traffic
backups home that are dealt with by eliminating a left turn lane. the lane in the morning is all green, and the afternoon, the outbound is all green. we need to think about making a longer life. maybe need to make it longer. we are dealing with environmental issues. i think is important to not ignore those. >> the last two people that turned in a speaker card. >> i just learned about this meeting last night. the changes i think will be
tremendously valuable. i am one of many people that use a bicycle to commute every day. it is really nasty. i have lived without a car. after my first year, when it rains, it is really hairy. sometimes i drive, and i think have a more beautiful street there will be really wonderful. the left-hand turn improvements are really important. whenever you make a left-hand turn, it is really dangerous. i worry of of her safety when she is trying to turn left -- about her safety when she is trying to turn left.
often the southern and eastern parts of the city have been neglected. to turn it into a green area would be really wonderful. and it would make a really important changes to be more bicycle friendly. you have seen other parts of the city where bicycle lanes have gone and. -- gone in. >> i am a cab driver. the most important thing they you're missing is the human being. we are human beings. your eyesight is more narrow. if you look at the accidents, most of them turn to the right. it happens almost seven times
last year. a lot of asian ladies do not have driver's licenses. a lot of old people do not have driver's licenses. they don't know how much time they need. you have to spend some money. invite the old people, educate them. how much time the need to stop. somebody cares. i am a cabdriver. how many people are in town? you look at the street. more and more, i'd give of the city because there is only one lane left canal.
-- left now. i'm stuck in one lane. how about baseball season coming? we only want left. a lot of busses occupy the lane. policymakers have to pay attention. chinese are rolling with a bullet train today. and educate them. i will volunteer. >> does anyone else indicate an interest in addressing the matter at this time? director nolan: members of the board? questions or comments?
>> this looks like octavia street. i've never seen bikes on octavia. are they supposed to be next to the main route? i recommend that this be separate with concrete barriers. director brinkman: i appreciate your comment. i have sat down with the staff to talk about the concept of separated bike lanes. i know a lot of people in that neighborhood are thrilled at the thought of this. i think the design in the department working together with the community -- that would be a
motion. >> i will second the motion and make one point. my understanding is that mrs. this is in district 9 and supervisor campos has voiced his support. i don't view it as that message, so i'm happy to second. director nolan: any comments? in that case, we have a motion and a second. the aye's have it. >> item 11. approving amendments to authorize the issuance of a residential parking permit and said the amount and clarify the health care amount.
it may be issued to a single address. you have members of the public. director nolan: do we want a staff presentation? members of the public? >> [reading names] >> i came to oppose this process. i ask the two killings. -- you to kill it. it does not show an intent to honor hall responded to the transit first policy.
i guess i am looking at this from my experience as a single parent. they can't allow their driveway to be used where they can't allow the nanny to drive. i can't raise my two kids -- i took them to soccer practice, swim team. one of them is in the georgetown law school. you can raise kids well on muni. the other picked a driver's license up to help grandparents. the need for this is not established when there are
alternatives. i would have to backpack my younger son for emergency doctor visits. it is doable. and we are seeing the resort to privilege. thank you. >> [reading names] >> i'm a resident of russian hill. i would like to express my support. i would like to express my support for allowing parents to forfeit one of their residential parking permits in order to pay
the permit for child care providers. all of them have been working families. many of them cannot be here today because it is their job. there are several reasons for my support. it is a difficult situation and often leaves the children unattended. secondly, as the program as currently designed, it is not balanced towards working families. this includes a care giver category. it is an essential service for working parents, and we must not forget our residents that rely on the child-care providers.
i like to address some inconsistencies. the program was established to preserve neighborhood living. we are talking about servicing parking where the child care providers directly serve as the residents. -- service the residents. we know that the city is increasing in-house -- interested in increasing the population. thank you very much. >> thank you. i'm a 15-year resident of san francisco. i am a small business owner and a single parent. i would like to express my support of the proposal to allow
residents living in an rpp area to use one of their permits for a c hild -- child care worker. i think this proposal is an excellent opportunity for the city to show its support of working families and be more family friendly. they have left the city to challenges of living in the city. like public transportation. this is an opportunity to demonstrate that san francisco is working family friendly.
it defines it as essential services, it is important. when the second issue that is important to emphasize is that this is not a proposal to suspend the parking permit program. it makes these permits successful -- accessible a. i urge you to support this program. >> [reading names] >> thank you for your time today. >> would everybody please use the microphone? >> i apologize.
can everyone hear me now? let me start again. i want to thank you all for your time today and think for the work you're doing to support the city and improved public transportation. i personally appreciate those efforts. i want to address one of the arguments that has been made again to policy. that risk is present whenever there is any change to the permit policy. being careful not to provide an exemption,they'v they've been
built into the rpp budget. it allows only families to provide it to a child care provider. or the impact is twofold. not only does it to eliminate the safety concerns without adding a single dollar to the budget, it makes it very nearly applicable -- narrowly applicable. this is appropriate because these kind of employers are eligible for certain business other exemptions. appropriately, households are not. the people that are committing
to a traditional business -- commuting to a traditional business. [chime] >> [reading names] >> thank you for the proposing. is this better? thank you for proposing a fair and reasonable amendment. i wanted to address the privilege issue that the speaker suggested. it is not just people with the german luxury cars that need a place for the nannies to park. a lot of the mother's side of don't have any need for a special permit. four of them drop off their kids
that day care. one of them as able to provide a parking spy. -- spot. within my small group, this is not an issue that directly affects us, but we can see how it does. not everyone has a parking spot to give. i feel like the offering of a driveway spot goes against the priveledgged argument. if we could afford to live there. it is not a privilege issue, it is a parking issue. the principle is to ensure quality of life, and economic
it is a critical issue facing most working families. the community-based child-care is that a premium. only 43% of parents with children means that 55% of working families are not able to find it. additionally, it is important to recognize that it is the infrastructure that helped to maintain bc the's economy. -- the city's economy. those working parent turnover $1.4 billion annually in san francisco. we would like to include a
child-care providers under the exemption and recognizing that it is an essential service. given the serious lack of supply, it is sometimes effective. >> [reading names] those are the last people to turn in a speaker card. >> i live in the russian hill area. i have been a property owner for about 30 years. parking has become more and more difficult in the area. i have a grudge, but many of my neighbors did not. i find it very disturbing to encourage more cars